Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

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Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#1 Post by JimT » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:40 pm

These are different areas we traveled over the years in Cabo Delgado Province, Nampula Province and Niassa Province in northern Mozambique.
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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#2 Post by piller » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:19 pm

Looks like it is tough to live there. It is amazing where humans can live.
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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#3 Post by .45colt » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:10 am

Great pictures Jim. I really like the "Elephant crossing sign" !! What kind of tree is that in picture # 4 ? if that one could talk!. Thank You for the post :D .

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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#4 Post by JimT » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:51 am

.45colt wrote:
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Great pictures Jim. I really like the "Elephant crossing sign" !! What kind of tree is that in picture # 4 ? if that one could talk!. Thank You for the post :D .

It's a Baobab Tree. They are slow growing and live to be quite old ..some are from around the time of Christ.

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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#5 Post by JimT » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:53 am

piller wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Looks like it is tough to live there. It is amazing where humans can live.
To me it feels like America in the late 1700's and early 1800's. I loved our life there. I enjoyed the people and loved the wild country.

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#6 Post by Grizz » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:41 am

Thanks. It helps to keep "Africa" from being a figure on a map.

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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#7 Post by piller » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:03 pm

JimT wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:53 am
piller wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Looks like it is tough to live there. It is amazing where humans can live.
To me it feels like America in the late 1700's and early 1800's. I loved our life there. I enjoyed the people and loved the wild country.
It does look wild. There certainly are times when the simple life is the best. It usually fosters a sense of community and that can bring out the best in people. Those of us who live in American cities with much more than we need are all too often oblivious to how truly blessed that we are.
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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#8 Post by Mike Armstrong » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:37 pm

What are the holes in the caprock in the picture with the red truck? Natural features or man-made? At first I thought they were bomb or shell holes (not impossible in Mozambique, I think) but in the enlargement they don't look like that.

Thanks for posting--nice to see that the entire planet isn't a parking lot!

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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#9 Post by JimT » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:24 pm

Mike Armstrong wrote:
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What are the holes in the caprock in the picture with the red truck? Natural features or man-made? At first I thought they were bomb or shell holes (not impossible in Mozambique, I think) but in the enlargement they don't look like that.

Thanks for posting--nice to see that the entire planet isn't a parking lot!
The holes are natural in a huge rock outcrop that the road goes over. They hold water and critters of all types can be found there around the clock, especially during the dry season. Some are big enough you can go swimming in them. Some are about the diameter of a 5 gallon bucket but may be 4 to 6 feet deep. Every time I have been through there we always saw wildlife. Most of it would just stare at you unless you stopped. If you stopped they moved.

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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#10 Post by Mike Armstrong » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:44 pm

Neat! I've seen similar formations in the desert in Eastern CA (US), and in the Vizcaino Desert in Baja del Sur (MX). Always magnets for desert animals--and people. One reason I carry water purification pills in my survival kit.

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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#11 Post by claybob86 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:20 am

Looks peaceful there. What do they do for a living? Thanks for the post!
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Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

#12 Post by JimT » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:02 am

claybob86 wrote:
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Looks peaceful there. What do they do for a living? Thanks for the post!
For a large percentage of the population, they work at surviving. In the bush they raise what they can. Unless they are near a good water source, the long dry season makes crop growing difficult. As I said earlier, life there (especially in the bush) reminds me of how our forefathers lived and survived.

More and more of the population are able to go to school now, and that is helping. But finding a job can be nearly impossible. We are training students to use computers. They learn to type, do word processing, spread sheet and data base, and power point. We have graduated several hundred so far and some of them have been able to find work in doctors offices, office work for large companies and at resorts. But job opportunities are limited. The nation is at a point where things could vastly improve ... or not.

I am hoping to return to Mozambique this next year in time for graduation at the Computer Center.

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